Sallie I. Gsell, 92

JULY 19, 1920-JULY 11, 2013

July 12, 2013
  • Gsell

Sallie Iona Ditto Gsell, 92, of 816 Corbett St., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her home.

Born July 19, 1920, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hollie H. and Minnie Iona Bowers Turner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Gsell, who died Aug. 2, 2008. She was also the first wife of Victor C. Ditto II.

She was employed as a home caregiver, and enjoyed working at Kinney shoe store and Statton Furniture.

She was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Marie Falcone-Ortisi of Hagerstown and Christine F. Stenger of Chambersburg, Pa.; five brothers, Samuel Turner, Ervin Turner, David Turner, Harold Turner and John Turner, all of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. C. Michael Henning will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.  

A special thanks from the family to the hospice and her personal caregivers, Harriett and Debbie.

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